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    I currently sit at 76 but it seems I'll grow back to 85 within the next 12 months. I build my own guitars, so it's supereasy to kill time and build guitars simultaneously. What else should I do in my spare time? Have a meaningful conversatin with my spouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimilee View Post
    44 which includes 6 bass guitars and a cigar box guitar.
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    I just bought number 67.
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    Oh boy. Almost 40?
    Most are kept in different tunings or configurations. None of them are stock except the 2 PRS Mccarty 594’s.
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    I currently sit at 76 but it seems I'll grow back to 85 within the next 12 months. I build my own guitars, so it's supereasy to kill time and build guitars simultaneously. What else should I do in my spare time? Have a meaningful conversatin with my spouse?
    I have one question really, storage must be a PITA right?
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    I prefer cheaper guitars, nothing is as cool as a cheap guitar that sounds awesome.
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    Not all guitars are created equal, so make sure it sings and if it does, you'd be silly to pass it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeperOS View Post
    I have one question really, storage must be a PITA right?
    Incredibly, yes.


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    Happy to store 5 or so for you.

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    The even BIGGER problem is CASE storage!


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    Ouch!



    Quote Originally Posted by Blille View Post
    Happy to store 5 or so for you.
    Hey, no cutsies! I was warming into that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Fingers_Jay View Post
    I prefer cheaper guitars, nothing is as cool as a cheap guitar that sounds awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by That90'sGuy View Post
    Not all guitars are created equal, so make sure it sings and if it does, you'd be silly to pass it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
    The even BIGGER problem is CASE storage!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KeeperOS View Post
    I have one question really, storage must be a PITA right?
    absolutely. I regret SO MANY choices but don't wanna part with the majority of the guitars because of... reasons.

    Oh: I only have cases for my acoustic guitars and just 1 or 2 electrics. Nothing more than that.

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    Total 22. Three acoustics and 19 electrics. Only 1 acoustic needs work. Everything else gets played depending on how fresh strings are and what sound I want

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    7 giggable electrics
    1 acoustic
    1 bass
    2 sort-of-playable electrics that never leave the house (includes my first-ever guitar)

    There is some duplication (i.e. 2 LPs, 2 Teles) but those are my faves so I have to live with it

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    Well, I own over 50 and it's not quite enough to satisfy my GAS.

    70 or 80 might be a good number.

    On second thought, I guess 90-100 would be a better number.
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    I've always been confused by the huge numbers. Is it purely a collecting thing? When you get up past 50 guitars, assuming you play a different guitar each day you're only using each guitar seven times a year. How do you develop a bond with an instrument like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always been confused by the huge numbers. Is it purely a collecting thing? When you get up past 50 guitars, assuming you play a different guitar each day you're only using each guitar seven times a year. How do you develop a bond with an instrument like that?
    Good question.

    I guess you don't develop a bond with every one of them. At least not equally. But I do have bonds with all of them and strong bonds with 80% of them. They're all different so it's not redundant. Not like having 50 LPs, or 50 Strats. That would definitely be a collector sort of thing...no way to bond to all of them that are so similar. You'd certainly have just a few favorites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always been confused by the huge numbers. Is it purely a collecting thing? When you get up past 50 guitars, assuming you play a different guitar each day you're only using each guitar seven times a year. How do you develop a bond with an instrument like that?
    I like "Explorer" guitars so quite a number of my guitars are that shape. With as many as I have there are a fair amount that are in various stages of playability let's say. I have a few that to sell I would regret selling for the cool what it is. Plus selling price versus what I might really get hurts too. I have the space so why not keep it for that every now and then dig it out moment. I keep the really good ones and ones that I have "bonded with" out and play them as much as time and will lets me. Certain ones do feel better and are easier to manipulate to get "that sound" you want from them so they will always get first grab. Other times I just use the Rick Neilsen approach and play one song be it once or a half hour on one guitar and then switch guitars for another tune. I am also a big fan of Double cut LP style guitars too. So while switching takes a moment changing to the next guitar is not all that hard to adjust. They are usually the same kind of frets and fretboards along with same scale. Then again I am only a living room noodler so YMMV.
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    Currently; 9 electrics and 1 acoustic. The most recently assembled below...

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    One or two
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    My wife challenged me on my count.

    It turns out I have 13 guitars in my possession, not the "5-10" I originally voted, with another arriving on Tuesday

    Clearly I am an addict, LOL! Granted, it wasn't my intention to end up with a few of them. I have a Squier Mini my niece grew out of, for instance, and my sister was going to throw it away, so I snagged it. My dad bought a Les Paul Ultra with busted electronics that he thought he'd fix up and learn to play, but he's too lazy to do either, so I bought it from him to bring back to life. Also, a couple guitars were bought with the specific intention of fixing them up and reselling, so I don't consider the majority of what I have to be "keepers".

    But, the wife is always right!

    P.S.- My plan is to narrow my collection down to three 6-strings, one 7-string, and one acoustic. So, 5 total in the end. Wish me luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always been confused by the huge numbers. Is it purely a collecting thing? When you get up past 50 guitars, assuming you play a different guitar each day you're only using each guitar seven times a year. How do you develop a bond with an instrument like that?
    Yes, pure collecting thing. People in general are materialistic. You don't need to have a purpose for everything in your possession. That's why rich guys keep investing, aiming for more wealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarStv View Post
    I've always been confused by the huge numbers. Is it purely a collecting thing? When you get up past 50 guitars, assuming you play a different guitar each day you're only using each guitar seven times a year. How do you develop a bond with an instrument like that?
    Bonding with a guitar is not a requirement. But a skilled/experienced musician can find sufficient bond with an instrument to record or perform within very short order anyway.

    I have many tools in my tool bags out in storage. I don’t romanticize or bond with all of them, but I definitely needed them for a job and it would be too expensive to buy them again next time I have a similar job. Many of the guitars are the same way. The few I’ve “bonded with” or that I find myself using most frequently stay nearby in the house. A number of guitars have rotated in and out of that “frequently used” slot over the years, depending on the era and style of music I find myself playing and getting opportunities to play. Because they have all enjoyed the #1 spot at some point, they stay in the stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaubrummels View Post
    Bonding with a guitar is not a requirement. But a skilled/experienced musician can find sufficient bond with an instrument to record or perform within very short order anyway.
    I agree here. Have turned in perfectly good performances on guitars I'd never even seen before. There is a lot to be said for bonding though. Sometimes a certain guitar can bring out the best in you as a player and familiarity can help you get the best from an instrument.

    I have a special synergy with a handful: certainly my top 3 PRSi, plus a couple of favorite Les Pauls, one very special vintage Strat, a McNaught, my venerable warbird of a Floydcaster, and the Jazz Bass I've been using since the 70s. Those are lifetime guitars, even though I haven't passed the hundred-gig milestone with all of them. Might not even have broken the hundred-hour mark yet with the McNaught. Still, sometimes you bond pretty quickly. For many of my favorites I've known within minutes.

    The rest I like - some for tone, some for feel - but could part with if necessary.
    Except maybe the Moderne; it's just too weird not to love, and I've got a thing for lively korina guitars.

    I have a hard time letting them go by choice because even without that special magic, I get attached.
    Whenever I've sold one, I've almost always missed it afterwards.

    Like beaubrummels, I keep a select few close at hand. And I haven't sold off any guitar that's held the #1 spot.
    Not since the Eighties, at least.
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